Camp One Step provides free year-round camp experiences for kids with cancer and their families that foster joy, belonging, confidence, and lifelong friendships.

Camp One Step provides free year-round camp experiences for kids with cancer and their families that foster joy, belonging, confidence, and lifelong friendships.

Camp One Step in Lake Geneva. Camp for kids with cancer

Our Mission & Camps

Since 1978, Camp One Step has brought happiness, support, strength, and hope to hundreds of campers and their families each year.

Our FREE in-person camps and CONNECTED digital programs serve kids with cancer (whether newly diagnosed, in-treatment, or in remission), their siblings, and even their parents.   Inclusion, accessibility, connections and empowerment are core to our mission.  At Camp One Step, kids make forever friendships, reclaim childhood, and families feel whole again.

Camp is not a place, it is a community!

Thanks to our community of campers, families, over 400 volunteers, and generous supporters, the magic of camp can be felt anytime, anywhere. 

What’s happening?

CONNECTED March Program
Sunday March 5th – Saturday March 11th

Chicago Day Camp
March 24th – 26th, 2023

Brain Tumor Family Camp
May 5th – 7th, 2023

CONNECTED Family Program
Friday, May 19th – Monday, May 22nd

Charity Poker Championship
Thursday, April 20th 2023

Camp One Step Heroes
Starting Soon

HELP SUPPORT OUR CAMPERS AND FAMILIES.

By making a donation to Camp One Step, you will positively impact the lives of kids with cancer, survivors, and their families, by helping to provide them with meaningful, empowering and supportive experiences with peers through Camp One Step programs.

You can support our mission right now by making a tax-deductible gift to Camp One Step, attending or serving as a corporate sponsor for one of our exciting special events (Annual Gala or Charity Poker Championship), hosting a fundraiser on our behalf, or by making a stock donation, planned gift or estate gift.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Looking to make a difference in a child’s life by volunteering your time and talents? Camp One Step offers multiple opportunities for volunteers to directly impact the lives of our campers and the success of our camps and events. In fact, more than 400 dedicated volunteers donated over 100,000 hours of their time last year to our organization! Whether serving as a camp counselor, medical volunteer, or support staff at one of our programs, donating your time to support one of our special events or Team One Step program, or hosting a charity drive event to collect items to be used by our campers, we need you!

Charity Navigator 4 Star Award

For the last 4 years, we have received a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator.  Learn more at Charity Navigator.

Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. is a recognized 501 (C) 3 organization. We rely entirely on the support of caring donors. People like you, individuals, foundations, corporations and organizations. The support we receive through your charitable donations enables us to achieve our mission. Every dollar makes a difference in the lives of the children who have been diagnosed with cancer.

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